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grantor

[gran-ter, grahn-, gran-tawr, grahn-]
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noun
  1. a person or organization that makes a grant.
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Origin of grantor

From Anglo-French, dating back to 1620–30; see origin at grant, -or2
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Related Words for grantor

donor, patron, giver, contributor, benefactor, backer, grantor, owner, landlord, angel, subscriber, philanthropist, savior, benefactress, altruist, presenter, almsgiver, donator

Examples from the Web for grantor

Historical Examples of grantor

  • He speaks of the benefit of joinder as derived from the persona of the grantor.

    The Common Law

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • The assign could vouch the first grantor only on the principles of succession.

    The Common Law

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • Hence he could only summon those from whom his grantor derived his title.

    The Common Law

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • When the grantor conveyed, he stated in the deed that he was single.

    Commercial Law

    Samuel Williston, Richard D. Currier, and Richard W. Hill

  • The grantor covenants that he is lawfully seized of the estate.


British Dictionary definitions for grantor

grantor

noun
  1. law a person who makes a grant
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Word Origin and History for grantor

n.

1620s, from Anglo-French grantor, agent noun from granter (see grant). Native form granter (n.) is attested from c.1400.

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